Pied Piper has been told by the man himself that legendary rock DJ Monk is to break a 15-year silence to talk about his involvement in Belfast's only classic rock club night, Paradise City. The hooded one will post an exclusive statement on

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After a silence of 15 years, Monk will post a personal statement here at midnight on the dawn of 2010.

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Saturday's Michael Schenker gig at the Ulster Hall has now been cancelled, officially "due to unforeseen circumstances".
Refunds are now available from wherever you bought your tickets.

Last Updated (Monday, 30 May 2016 05:48)

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Nu-metallers (HED)PE are playing the Spring and Airbrake on Friday 12 May. Support comes from Threat Signal, Attila and Gacys Threads.

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Saturday night's Michael Schenker gig at the Ulster Hall is an all-seated affair - unless a shed more tickets are shifted between now and then. Support is from our very own Sweet Savage. It will be a real shame if the mad axeman, now reunited with Gary Barden, takes to the stage in

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Rumours - and I stress that these are only rumours at this stage - are circulating that Slayer are lining up a Belfast show in late July.
With Kerry, Tom et al already confirmed for Sonisphere, word

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Local rockers Howlin Widow are urgently looking for a bass player.
A band with their roots very firmly in the classic heavy rock tradition, they have gigging and recording commitments to fulfil and so need a four-stringer pretty damn quick.
All they are asking is talent

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And so, all too soon, 2009 winds its weary way into the annals of history – and, wow, what a year it has been, one which proves that the local rock and metal scene is, despite all the contrary prognoses and the ignorance of the mainstream media, alive well and lifting the

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The metal world’s attention turns to the deep south – the deep south of Ireland that is – next weekend, with the fourth annual Cork Winterfest on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 December.

Waylander, Sorrowfall and Overoth are the local contingent appearing alongside the

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And So I Watch You From Afar - Belfast’s own four piece juggernaut - bring local music back to the Ulster Hall when they headline an all-star, all-local bill on Friday 18 December.

ASIWYFA will be joined at Belfast’s most prestigious rock ‘n’ roll venue by

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It may, or may not, be hard to believe, but it is just slightly more than three weeks to the dawn of the second decade of the 21st Century - and what a year 2010 is already shaping up to be.
From the might of Metallica and the legend that is Deep Purple (appearing in Belfast for the first time in their monumental 40-odd year career), to the

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